PEAI Conference 2019 – Workshop Details (Updated)

Title: Using Digital technology in LCPE – PDST
Presenter: Fergal Lyons (PDST)
This workshop will provide an overview of how digital technology can be used when teaching leaving cert PE. A variety of apps and video editing software will be showcased through practical activity activities based in the gym. Participants will get the chance to work with apps, record, edit and package video footage and use assessment tools to measure technique. It would be beneficial for participants to bring their own digital device, preferably with coach’s Eye and Hudl downloaded in advance.

Title: Designing a Fitness Plan for LCPE
Presenter: Eoin Joy
Workshop :
This workshop will explore how the principles of training and FITT formula can help students design appropriate fitness plans. Many learning outcomes from Topic 2 “Physical and Physiological Demands of Performance” will be examined. This material will then be linked to preparation for the Physical Activity Project.

Title: Selecting Performance Goals for the LCPE Physical Activity Project (PAP)
Presenters : Brendan O’Malley & Stephen Moore
This workshop aims to explore the most pertinent considerations when working with your students in their selection of four performance goals for their PAP in LCPE using a series of active teaching methodologies. Participants will also work collectively and share ideas on how best this activity may be facilitated in their schools as part of planning for national roll out using the newly launched SEC document.
(Please bring a laptop and tablet for this workshop).

Title: Designing a sport specific fitness test battery for LCPE (LO 2.5)
Presenter: Brendan O’Keeffe
In this workshop participants will receive a step by step guide to designing a sport specific fitness test battery, as required for the LCPE (learning outcome 2.5). This will be a practical based workshop with a mixture of elements of theory. Participants will receive an introduction to energy systems, the components of health and skill related fitness and guidance on incorporating sport specific aspects in to a fitness test battery. The workshop will be delivered in the format of a PE lesson that teachers can use and adapt as they see appropriate. The workshop will include activities suitable for introducing the components of fitness and theoretical concepts like energy systems (LCPE LO 2.8) in an applied manner.
Participants should leave this workshop with a clear idea of how they could address LCPE
learning outcome 2.5.

Title: Principles of Training in LCPE
Presenter: Sarah Jane Belton
Workshop: This workshop will look at innovative ways of incorporating the principles of training into your LCPE program. Working with the associated learning outcomes, participants will then investigate the best means of incorporating this into their own practises.

Title: The art of sprinting
Presenter: Mick Bowler
This workshop will address key components for sprint speed development. This includes technique, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and training methods. As with all good training programmes there will also be an element of injury prevention.

Title: Using Disability Sport and Sport Education within SCPE
Presenter: Daniel Tindall
This workshop aims to highlight the sport education model as part of the SCPE framework and work with teachers in creating authentic learning experiences for their students.

Title: Teaching SCPE Framework using The Physical Education Curriculum Models
Presenters: Deborah Tannehill & Antonio Calderon
This workshop aims to provide an overview of the SCPE framework and focuses on how to integrate its associated curricular models.

Title: Mindfulness & Progressive Relaxation in PE
Presenter: Susan King – Practicing PE teacher in Presentation Secondary School Thurles & PEAI Executive member.
This workshop aims to develop student’s awareness of internal and external experiences which occur in the present moment. Combined with Pilates breathing techniques students develop an awareness of the benefits of relaxation while being mindful of their surroundings.

Title: Sports Performance Analysis a practical way of incorporating this into a classroom situation.
Presenter: Len Browne
Overview on sports performance analysis and how it can be used in a classroom situation. Using excel to generate data which can be utilised for sports performance analysis which
enhance student understanding of Performance Analysis.

Title: Leaving Cert PE – A Learning Journey
Presenter: Niall McGee
To give an insight to the professional and personal learning journey of teaching Leaving Cert PE. Participants will:
● Analyse the LC PE specifications from both a teacher & student perspective.
● Engage in active learning methodologies in the exploration of the Learning Outcomes.
● Suggest and share best practice for the teaching of Leaving Cert PE.
● Reflect on their own professional journey and plan for future teaching & learning.

Title: Teaching Dance to Secondary School Students
Presenter: Donna Mulcahy
Throughout this workshop we will be learning about dance terminology and how to deliver a number of fun dance lessons to secondary school students of all ages. The style of dance is Hip Hop. We will start with a basic aerobic style warm up and introduce the different dance actions that can be used when choreographing your own routine. We will then learn set choreography to music and how to count beats. After this you will work with a partner and choreograph your own routine to a set amount of beats using the different type of dance actions and movements set by the instructor. We will then perform the full routine together with your own choreography. The class will then be split in half and performed to each other to experience dancing in front of an audience. We will provide constructive feedback to the performers and self-evaluate. We will also briefly discuss the use of technology and how helpful it is in helping teachers to teach dance.
You will be provided with units of work and lesson plans for every year group 1st to 6th year, dance terminology, peer assessment sheets and self-evaluation sheets at the end of the workshop. Come along and get your dancing shoes on it will be good craic.

Title: Developing Health-Related & Performance-Related Components through SCPE
Presenter: Grainne Power
The workshop will cover testing in HRA. It will show how to test students, how to interpret the results using national norms and how to introduce the FITT formula to allow students to have autonomy over their own progress during the 6 week block.

Title: LCPE – Getting Prepared for September 2020
Presenters: Garrett Coyle & Eimear McGrath
Workshop: With Leaving Certificate Physical Education now introduced in 64 schools nationwide, the time has come to begin the planning and preparation process for the subject’s implementation in your school. With a view to being ready for the roll out in September 2020, this workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the specification, outline the key considerations for the teacher and student and digital technology requirements. The workshop will be a mix of theory and practical, with time spent using some of the apps central to the teaching and learning in Leaving Cert PE.

Title: Introducing & Delivering Resistance Training in LCPE
Presenters: John Murphy
This workshop will focus on the safety and relevance of introducing teenagers to resistance training. It will be based around a Transition Year module that incorporates the key movements of the LCPE specification along with a variety of key activation exercises that students can use to design their own warm-up. Teaching points and options to regress and progress all exercises will be provided along with guidelines on how to aim for progression over time. All exercises are suitable for males and females. The module can also be delivered with minimal equipment or a fully fitted gym.

Title: PE as Gaeilge in English-medium schools – The ‘Content Language Integrated Learning’ Approach
Presenters: Alan Finnegan
This workshop will give attendees a flavour of how Physical Education can be taught as Gaeilge in an English-medium secondary school, or in fact, how Irish can be taught through Physical Education. Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, announced a 3-year project earlier this year for English-medium primary and secondary schools, where PE had been chosen as the subject to be taught ‘as Gaeilge’, with the aim of improving children’s competence, disposition and confidence when learning Irish. Attendees of this workshop will be brought through a classroom based session at first where various techniques of the Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach can be adopted when teaching PE through Irish in a setting where English is students’ day-to-day school language. The classroom-based content will then be followed up and complemented by a practical session where attendees will get the opportunity to experience samples of PE activities through Irish and see how the Content Language Integrated Learning approach can be adopted into their classroom through experiencing it themselves. The  announcement from Minister McHugh signals an exciting opportunity for teachers to teach Irish in a fun Physical Education setting. Mar a deir an sean fhocal: “Beatha teanga í a labhairt” (The life of a language is to speak it!)

Title: Learning and Improving Skill and Technique
Presenters: Siobhán O Keeffe, Íde Trant
The workshop entitled ‘Learning and Improving Skill and Technique’ addresses the complex relationship between performance in physical activity and the biomechanical factors that shape such performance. Analysis of skill and technique forms the basis for Learning Outcome 1.2, in addition the processes involved in the analysis of skill and technique provide the opportunity to highlight any areas of concern and identify possible areas for improvement. Such methodologies can be used as the foundation to plan for optimising performance. Through the integration of theory and practice, the workshop will focus on examining and analysing a number of skills and techniques within a wide variety of physical activity contexts from a biomechanical perspective through the use of digital technology.

Title: Introduction to Teaching Cricket
Presenter: Michael Hingston
An introduction to the basic skills of cricket and the use of games to promote fun and learning.

Title: Embedding assessment in learning experiences in physical education
Presenter: Ann MacPhail
This workshop will allow participants to experience three different 20-minute physical education teaching episodes that convey how to embed assessment in learning experiences informed by the principles of ‘instructional alignment’. That is, meaningful learning is achieved through teaching that reflects an alignment between learning objectives, assessments that provide evidence of students reaching those goals, and the instructional practices employed to facilitate students achieving success. Materials used throughout the workshop will be made available to participants.

Title: Senior Cycle Games (Soccer) through TGFU
Presenter: Jason Carey
Participants will be given a brief overview on how to implement a senior cycle soccer module using the TGFU model. Participants will explore the associated learning outcomes whilst planning their own scheme going forward.

Title: The role of the Student as Coach in LCPE
Presenter: Wesley O’Brien
As part of this workshop, the chosen physical activity area of games will be delivered with a particular focus on the invasion games activities of hurling and camogie. Specifically, this workshop will focus on topic 3 within LCPE, namely structures, strategies, roles and conventions. By the end of this workshop, attendees will develop an understanding and appreciation for strand one’s ‘towards optimum performance’ from the student coaching lens.

From a coaching perspective, it is important that teachers provide their students with a holistic perspective of coaching, for example, technical, tactical, physical, and psychological perspectives (e.g. the GAA’s previously endorsed OTú Coaching Model). By engaging in a suite of tactical, technical, physical, and psychological sample coaching classroom based lessons designed for 5th years, attendees will be better informed about the role of the Student as Coach in LCPE, and will be more equipped for the student performance assessment considerations in 6th year of study.